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So You Want to Save the World? (Part 4): Making Your Own Luck

Alex Amouyel | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

Good connections in this sector, whether in your organization or across different organizations, are worth cultivating to get inside knowledge on open positions and even potentially good recommendations.

So You Want to Save the World? Part 3: Take a Pay Cut

Alex Amouyel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

From the private sector and even sometimes between NGOs, you have to be ready for a large pay cut. Every time I've changed organizations, I've taken a 40 percent pay cut, returning each time roughly to my original salary as an entry-level management consultant.

So You Want to Save the World? Part 2 -- To Masters or Not to Masters?

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

I am frequently asked whether a Masters is essential for the international development sector. The short answer is 'Probably Yes'.

So You Want To Save The World? Part 1 – First, Ask Yourself The Right Questions

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

My first piece of advice to anyone who wants to start their career in the non-profit world or switch from the private to non-profit sector is to ask yourself the right questions.

LOOK: Nonprofit Tumblr Is Hilariously, Brutally Honest

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact

When you're busy changing the world, it can be hard to find time to laugh. But a new Tumblr called "When You Work At A Nonprofit" is the perfect an...

5 Ways to Find a Career That Makes a Difference

Allison Jones | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Allison Jones

A social-impact career requires more than good ideas and good feelings. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you're ready to create a career that gives back.

Pizza in India

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

While it may be harder to believe in people's potential, I believe the return on the investment will be worth it.

Lucas Kavner

A Child Prodigy For The 21st Century

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 03.27.2014 | Arts

Upon first meeting, the virtuoso violinist and nonprofit leader Jourdan Urbach seems like a less eccentric, real-world version of Max Fischer in "Rush...

Everything I Really Needed to Know About Nonprofit Work, I Learned When I Was 21

Hayden Bixby | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

The rules we implemented while out on safari still apply as I and others face the inevitable interpersonal, political, mechanical, and financial challenges that arise in nonprofit work.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Carl Toney, Proof That Anyone Can Be A Hometown Hero

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Today we're featuring Carl Toney, an 83-year-old retiree and WWII veteran. He's as busy, 19 years into retirement, as he was when he was a field engin...

Altruism: It Lies Within All of Us

Gary Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gary Stein

There is a certain satisfaction that comes from doing the right thing. What does it take to turn on the altruistic fire in each of us? What is the trigger?